The Animas Orthopedic Associates/DEVO SHort track Series is on for tonight at the same place, same time. Registration begins at 515 with the B men and women going off at 530. The kids race will follow at 6pm with the A men and women finishing off the night at 630. Cost is $10 per racer and all the proceeds benefit the Durango DEVO teams. We’ll see you there.
Tomorrow night, Mary and the Trails 2000 crew are leading a building/maintenance mission off of Jenkins Ranch Road. The singletrack begins at the far north end of the road. Volunteers should hike up the trail with a tool until they meet the action. Check out the website below for all the info.
The 3rd offering from Dave Hagen of Fort Lewis Cycling was rad once again. For the first time in its history, the race was run under sunny skies. Rain from storm earlier in the week made for perfect singletrack. Course records were set in almost every category. Winning the over all long course was Matt Shriver of FLC coachage, and Krista Park of New Mexico. Matt set the new time standard of 2 hours and 52 minutes. Dang. DEVO’s Howard Grotts also set a new short course record, writing in a time of 1 hour 37 minutes. Other DEVO athletes in the mix were U19er Stephan Davoust, winning the cat 2 15-18 category with a time of 2 hours and 2 minutes. Coaches Annie and Chad Cheeney took 2nd each in the cat 1 women and singlespeed A categories. Jr DEVO coaches Sarah Tescher and Jon Bailey each won the Singlespeed A category, and Sabina Kraushaar took 3rd in the pro women.
full results here2009-hermosa-classic-results
To all the Jr. DEVO shredders out there eager to ride again this Fall, we are excited to ride with you! Please come and sign up at the Jr. DEVO registration meeting Monday August 17th 6-7:30pm at the Rec Center. We will provide waivers, medical and code of conduct forms for you to fill out. Be sure to have all your contact and insurance information handy. The Fall Jr. DEVO session runs for 8 weeks starting the week of September 7th and ending with a fun family Halloween ride at the end of October. The cost is $150. We offer a kindergarten ride, 6-7 year old ride, 20 inch ride, all girls ride, 24 inch ride and a 24-26 inch advanced ride. The details of which ride falls on what day will be at the meeting and the schedules will be emailed to you and put on the blog soon after. Your kiddo can sign up for more than 1 ride if he/she likes. We have ordered jerseys and they should be here soon! Spread the word to your friends, little brothers and sisters- tell them how fun it is to ride bikes with friends!
If you have any questions please email DEVO Director Annie Cheeney- firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you and we look forward to seeing you!
This saturday, August 1st, check out the Durango Wheel Club group ride. It leaves from the Durango Sports Club at 9am and does the sweet Durango to Lemon and back road ride. Check it here.
The Crankworks Colorado is taking place this weekend in Winter Park and DEVO downhillers Evan Elliott and Taylor Borucki competed yesterday in the Pro Downhill and place 22nd and 14th. Results. Also happening this weekend is the USCup pro tour race at Mount Snow, Vermont. U19 ladies’ team members Alicia Rose Pastore and Kaila Hart are traveling to the event to hopefully get a spot on the US worlds team with a strong performance. Alicia being to young to be named, but Kaila is on the edge of making the team. They race saturday, so cross your fingers.
We will post the date for the Fall Jr. DEVO registration meeting soon. Necessary forms and schedules will follow. The Fall season runs for 8 weeks starting in September and adding with a fun family Halloween ride in October. All rides are after school 4-6pm. Cost is $120. Please contact Annie Cheeney at email@example.com with questions. Thank you!
July 29th, 2009
Animas Orthopedic Associates/DEVO Short Track Series
B Women; 1. Amy Colyar, 2. Annie Cheeney, 3. Kaylee Blevins
B Men; 1. Elliott Saslow, 2. Stephan Davoust, 3. Collin Francom, 4. Chris Blevins, 5. Jeff Vierling, 6. Keenan Desplanques, 7. River Weiss, 8. Charlie Malone, 9. Zach Mickelson
B Holeshot; Elliot Saslow, Amy Colyar
Kids Race; Ben, Sarah, Taylor
A Women; 1. Krista Park, 2. Alicia Rose Pastore, 3. Kaila Hart
A Men; 1. Andy Schultz, 2. Joey Thompson, 3. Chad Wells, 4. Brenden Shafer, 5. Joe Schneider, 6. Chad Cheeney, 7. Gino Pastore, 8. Colten Andersen, 9. Matt Schriver, 10. Robin Guillaume, 11. Joe Burtoni, DNF, Drew Edsall, Matt Phillips, Erich McAlister
A Holeshot; Joey Thompson
July 22, 2009
Animas Orthopedic/DEVO Short Track #6
B Men; 1. Robert Montgomery, 2. Levi Kurlander, 3. Joe Burtoni, 4. Jeff Vearling, 5. Keenan Desplanques, 6. Will Berger, 7. Zach Mickelson, 8. River Weiss, 9. Wyeth Rossi, 10. Harrison Quick
B Holeshot; Keenan Desplanques
Kids Race; Charlie, Ben, Sarah, Emily, Taylor
A Women; 1. Alicia Rose Pastore, 2. Kaila Hart
A Men; 1. Joey Thompson, 2. Drew Edsall, 3. Trevor Downing, 4. Chad Wells, 5. Brenden Shafer, 6. Chad Cheeney, 7. Mike Wilk, 8. Joe Schneider, 9. Brent Hall, 10. Gino Pastore, 11. Dustin Wanstrath, 12. Colton Anderson, 13. Paul Ruhling, 14. Joe Burtoni, 15. Lars Ellefson, 16. Elliott Saslow , 17. Dave Hagen
A Holeshot; Lars Ellefson
Saturday the August of 1st will take place the 3rd annual Hermosa Offroad Classic here in the high country surrounding Durango, Colorado. It has been coined a test event for SSWC09, for the reason that it is the best race around and the singletrack can get sweetly epic, which is how we envision this septembers event to be. Check it out and test it out next weekend. 09 Hermosa Off Road Classic Flyer
National championship number 5 was had by Howard Grotts on day 2 of competition. The strong cat 1 15-16 boys field saw Howard come through the start finish, with one 9 mile lap to go, battling with local CO fast guy, Michael Vigers. Howard used the steep first climb to his advantage and attacked his competitor and friend in front of the large crowd. It was the decisive move in the race, and took Howard to victory. His teammates Gino Pastore placed 13th and Sepp Kuss 14th in the same race.
The Durango DEVO riders won four National Championships in Sol Vista on the first day of competition. Alicia Rose Pastore started the day off with win in the stacked cat 1 15-18 ladies field. After getting a dicey start, Alicia quickly made her way to the front of the pack on the steep starting climb. She held the lead to the finish, with second placer Jill Belhen from Boulder catching her on the last straightaway, and sprinting for the win. U19er Kaila Hart had her best race ever to finish 3rd after spending a lap and a half in second place. Kaila dug deep and finished strong. DEVO coach Annie Cheeney took her win from the first climb as well. The quick start gave her a gap to hold off the strong cat 2 30-39 women, and solo to victory. It was Annie’s best race ever. The U14 girls followed the lead of their coach Annie short there after. Next it was Kaylee Blevins cruising to a win, again with a fast start up the first steep incline. Kaylee used her downhill skills to keep her gap and take her first stars and bars jersey. Teammate Elyse Massone was in the zone for her winning ride, and again took the lead early to cement her victory. She finished minutes ahead of her next competitor, and was all smiles while telling coaches and family of the fun descent to the finish.
Podiums were also had by Joan Walker who finished 3rd in the cat 2 15-18 girls, Stephan Davoust 5th in the junior men 13-14, Chris Blevins 2nd and Keenan Desplanques 10th in the 11-12 boys and Elliott Saslow was 6th in the cat 2 15-18 boys. Collin Francom was 29th, Hank Stowers 33rd and James Shahan dnfed after a flat tire change resulted in a busted tube valve in the cat 2 15-18 boys. Levi Kurlader finished a fast race in 6th in the junior 13-14 boys. U19 racer Chase Orrick placed 33rd and Alumni Joe Schneider was 13th in the super fast under 23 race.
Saturdays racing action begins in a couple hours with Sepp, Gino and Howard taking the line in the Cat 1 15-16 boys.
Wish us Luck!
This wednesday night is sweet sweet trail work with Trails 2000 at 430pm. The action will take place on campus, parking at the Factory Trails area on the Fort Lewis College campus. The Trails 2000 truck will be parked there and you can follow directions down to the work site. Show up and have a good time.
There will be a Criterium in Durango this sunday at Mercy Medial Center. Hosted by the Durango Wheel Club, the free to DWC members race, will begin at 9am. It will cost $5 for all other participants.
The schedule for 7/19:
8:15 registration opens
9:00 C race 30 min + 3 laps, 2 primes
9:40 B race 40 min + 5 laps, 3 primes
10:30 A race 50 min + 5 laps, 4 primes
Several professional cyclists with Durango roots hit it big last weekend in the world of cycling. DEVO board member and former singlespeed world champion, Travis Brown finished up the Brek Epic in 2nd place overall. loosing my a small margin to former teammate Jeremiah Bishop. DEVO gust rider and used chamois provider, Anthony Colby climbed his way to his second in a row, overall victory, in the hill climb race up Mt Washington in New Hampshire. Then this years IHBC ladies road race winner, and former durango development camper, Mara Abbott is sitting in 3rd overall in the Giro de Italia, the premiere road stage race for women. Thats a ton of action.